ILAE History and Archives

1909 - 1999

Harry Meinardi
Harry Meinardi

This narrative is taken from Harry Meinardi's booklet, "International League Against Epilepsy and its Journal, Epilepsia," written in 1999 to commemorate ILAE's 90th anniversary.

ILAE Centenary (1999)

ILAE Centenary book cover

The International League Against Epilepsy celebrated its Centenary anniversary at the 28th International Congress, held in Budapest in July, 2009.

Historical Documents

ILAE Archive

The ILAE archive is the ILAE‘s institutional memory, and a rich resource. The paper archives of the ILAE have been moved to the Wellcome Trust in London and professionally archived, and it is to be hoped that the improved accessibility will lead to historical studies and investigations which will inevitably enhance the reputation of the ILAE. The electronic index may be accessed at the Wellcome Trust.

The ILAE is now creating a procedure to collect documents from individuals around the world to help complete, enrich and enhance the archive. Both historical and contemporary materials will be requested. Other plans under consideration include: the digitization of selected important papers from the archive; the organization and collection of contemporary archives, much of which is digital; and the establishment of a comprehensive policy for informing and communicating the role and range of the archive. More about the archive initiative.

This electronic version of the ILAE archive is indexed under a number of broad categories; the documents themselves include minutes, reports, agendas, programs, scientific papers, correspondence, and assorted other kinds of documents.